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Public Works Equipment Operator

West Valley City

This is a Full-time position in Salt Lake City, UT posted May 5, 2021.

Work as a crew member operating City vehicles and equipment and performing tasks associated with the maintenance and repair of City infrastructure such as roadways, storm water facilities and sidewalks.Applicant must have Utah class A or B Commercial Driver License Starting Pay$17.62
– $18.78 / Hour DOEEssential Duties and ResponsibilitiesA successful applicant is expected to learn and perform these duties and responsibilities within the first year of employment.Operate light duty and heavy duty (exceeding 26,000 lbs.

GVW) trucks.

Operate City equipment including; snow plow, loader, fork lift, dump truck, mower, chipper, roller, crack sealer, tar pot, Vactor and street sweeper.

Perform safety inspections on equipment.

Perform routine maintenance or emergency repairs of equipment as required.

Obtain City certification on equipment.Perform maintenance and repair activities on City infrastructure including, but not limited to; patch and repair potholes, assist in laying of asphalt, assist in application of slurry seal, litter removal and weed control in public rights-of-way, tree trimming, cleaning of storm drains, grates, ditches and basins, removing and replacing sidewalk and curb and gutter.Assignment to 12-hour (am or pm) snow plow shift.

Ability to report to work within 30 minutes of call out when placed on stand-by by shift supervisor.

Respond to emergency after hours call-outs when assigned.Flag traffic and erect and dismantle barricades, signs and cones.Learn and follow department policies and procedures governing safety and work performed.

Complete confined space training.

Demonstrate individual responsibility for safety of self and crew members.

Listen and ask for clarification, use feedback to improve skills.

Keep track of own work schedule and fill out time card.Other duties may be assigned.RequirementsAbility to follow written and verbal instructions, work effectively with others, work long hours in stressful weather conditions and to accept call-out responsibility.

Ability to make sound decisions regarding the best use of City resources in a call-out situation.

Ability to react to change productively and perform other tasks as assigned.

Willingness to learn new skills and accept assignments with a positive attitude.Education and/or ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalent.Language SkillsEnglish (speak, read and write)Certificates, Licenses and RegistrationsValid Utah Class A or B CDL without air brake restrictions required at date of hireFlagger certification.Physical DemandsAbility to perform heavy physical labor for extended periods of time in all types of weather conditions.Work EnvironmentFrequently subject to extreme weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain and snow.

Frequent exposure to dust, fumes, hot asphalt and road improvement materials.

Subject to moderate noise levels.

Exposure to moderate physical hazards in the performance of projects and maintenance.

Exposure to intermittent stress due to human behavior and job tasks.

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